Intellectually, we get it.
We understand that some people are born with a full head of overflowing hair while others are almost completely bald by the age of 30. (20 years later, this one still stings a little.)
But even though our rational, thinking brain appreciates this truth, the emotional part of our mind is pissed that others have it better than we do.
We’re frustrated, that we face obstacles that our peers never seem to endure (e.g. gout).
It drives us crazy, that we didn’t invest in that tech company before anyone else or have the perfect child who never causes any worry.
Wanting life to be different is one of the less-than-ideal parts of being human.
When it happens, we’ve got a choice – sit with the emotion or fight it.
Resistance only makes things worse.
P.S. I had a life-changing conversation with Kristi Nelson, author of Wake Up Grateful. She shared her journey with Stage IV cancer and how it gifted her with the ability to unlock a foundation of joy, no matter what circumstance you’re in. Listen to the full conversation on Success 2.0.